Mustering the forces for Warhammer…

16 08 2010

Next month will see myself and my gaming partner in crime Colin/Dethtron getting together to have a small slap-about with the new 8th edition WFB. We just wanted a small game, to get used to the mechanics, as we are 40K players mostly, with neither of us actually playing a game of WFB for many years. So, we decided to set a 1250 points limit. Colin will be fielding his stalwart troops of The Empire while I will actually be dropping myself, lead weights and all, in the (very) deep end and busting out my Tomb Kings.

Now, I’m not sure how Colin fared in putting a list together at this point level, but I can honestly say that there is not that much open for a TK player at this level. To be honest, the new percentages update to the new rules (ftw) are a pain in the nether regions, but I’m sure over time i’ll hate it less and less.

I tried to spread the love out as liberally as I could with the limited points available.  My initial list ommitted a Tomb King/Prince (derp!) which was just a silly bloody mistake, as I was watching TV at the time as well. It also included both light and heavy cavalry and a unit of skeleton warriors armed woth spears and shields. I did a little bit of searching on teh interwebs and discovered that TK players seem to be suffering from Warriors of Chaos syndrome, in that their cavalry suck at the moment. With a WS of 2, I’d need an effing HUGE unit to be able to actually do anything worthwhile. So, back to the drawing board. It seems that for the most part, I want to be keeping the main body of my force at arms length from the enemy, while throwing as much missile crap at them as possible. 40 skele archers and a screaming skull catapult, with ‘skulls of the foes’ should (hopefully) fulfil this role, while my Tomb Swarms and fast moving chariots can start causing some problems while I bring up my minute regiment of Tomb Guard. Add a Tomb Prince in a Chariot and a Heirophant, and i’m really hoping I can at least hold my own, although I have a feeling that I am going to get my ass royally handed to me. here is my list:

Lords:

Liche High Priest – 245
Talisman of Protection – 15

Heroes:

Tomb Prince – 100
Great Weapon – 4
Light Armor – 2
Shield – 2
Chariot – 45
Chariot of Fire – 25

Core:

Skeleton Warriors (20) – 160
Musician – 5
Standard Bearer – 5

Skeleton Warriors (20) – 160
Musician – 5
Standard Bearer – 5

Tomb Swarm (2) – 90

Special:

Chariots (3) – 140

Tomb Guard (10) – 120
Musician – 6
Standard Bearer – 12

Rare:

Screaming Skull Catapult – 90
Skulls of the Foes – 20

Total – 1256 points.

I guess we’ll just wait and see what happens… In the meantime I am frantically putting the minis together in readiness, i’m about 80% done so far.

Thats it for now, ye skallywags!

Paul

EDIT: ok, looking this over again, i’m going to get railed. Right up the arse, possibly with a big spikey glove. I’m thinking we need to expand this to at least 2500 pts. Bugger.

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21 08 2010
Brent

I feel your pain. I’ve been struggling to put together something nasty for Tomb Kings at 1250.

I put a video battle report up today at Strictly Average. I’ve adjusted my list slightly, but its the same theme.

Tomb King; Biting Blade and Scorpion Armor
Liche Priest
Liche Priest; Horse
30 Skeleton Archers (Horde) – Icon of Free Reforming Bullshit
5 Light Horse
Scorpion
Scorpion
Tomb Giant

It’s basically a Construct list. I beat up Dwarves with it tonight in straight fights. I don’t know how it will hold up in the long run, but I’ve got a tournament tomorrow, so we’ll see.

Brent

22 08 2010
Paul

Sounds like a solid list, Brent. I had to revisit my list, as I think that I won’t last more than two rounds. From a number of different sources I’ve looked at, apparently cavalry are the suck at the moment. I want to try and get the Casket in as well. Me and Dethtron upped the points to 1500, but I’m wondering if I can still do it at that level.

What is your experience with Ushabti?

Let me know how you get on!

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